I am a skincare junkie who is constantly on a quest to find the right combination of products that work for my skin. While I feel like once I find the “magic formula” in my day to day products, I will likely keep any changes to a minimum, when it comes to face masks it’s a whole different story. Face masks are treatments that help enhance your normal skincare routine by offering a dose fo super strength for whatever ails your skin at the time. While I’m acne prone, I have a collection of masks that not only treat acne, but hydrate, brighten, exfoliate, and energize. I love trying new masks, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop and settle on just one.
When I heard about the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 bouncy mask I was immediately intrigued. Not only did the information I saw about the mask make me want to try it, but the one video I happened to click on (It was on FAB’s Youtube channel) sang the praises of the instant gratification the mask provides. Granted, I’m sure the blogger featured in the video was paid, but I had to try it and see if it was true.
What is the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask?
First Aid Beauty’s 5 in 1 bouncy mask is a mask that promises to do..you guessed it.. 5 things:
The bouncy mask is a mask that takes only 10 minutes and promises to instantly perfect the skin for a flawless, red carpet ready look. Why is it called a bouncy mask? One touch of the product in the jar and you will wonder no more. The smart-gel technology takes the shape of the surface it’s sitting on, so not only does the hole you make in the jar (whether it’s because you used it or just poked at it over and over again. It’s quite fun) quickly fill in, but it also will do the same to the surface of your skin, making it more effective at firming and plumping. The bouncy mask is perfect to get flawless skin for a big night out, to help you recover from that night out, or anytime your skin needs a little TLC.
According to the First Aid Beauty website, a few of the key ingredients are:
Eijitsu Rose: A rose bud active that helps minimizes the appearance of pores
Benoitine: Marine plankton extract that helps promote skin renewal/exfoliation, increase skin immunity, strengthen skin and decrease the appearance of pores
Pepha Tight: Algae-based skin tightener that provides immediate and long-term skin-firming benefits
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: A stable form of Vitamin C that helps to promote collagen production, suppress the production of melanin, brighten and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Directions: Apply to clean, moist skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with water or remove with a soft washcloth. May be used up to 3 times per week or as needed. Since it’s appropriate for all skin types, there was little worry of it causing me to break out.
I was so stoked to get my hands on this while I was in Florida over Christmas. When I opened it, the first thing I noticed was the clean, fresh smell of cucumbers, which is a great scent for a spa-like experience. For some reason smelling cucumber always makes whatever I’m using feel a little more refreshing. After washing and exfoliating my skin ( I wanted to give the mask its best shot at wowing me) I scooped a bit up on my finger and started to smooth it on my face. It very quickly started to take the shape of my face. For some reason, I thought it would be runny and messy, but once applied the mask stayed put, which was great. It’s also a clear mask, so you can continue to do things around the house without looking like a crazy person to those who live with you.
After a few minutes, I started to notice a cooling sensation, which was completely unexpected, but very welcome. It took the feeling of refreshing to a whole new level. After 10 or so minutes, I grabbed a damp washcloth and removed the mask. Sure enough, my skin did look a little calmer and smoother, and my skin felt amazing to touch. The cooling sensation also stuck around for a little while, which left me feeling like I truly treated myself.
I’ve used it 5 or so times since I bought it, and every time I really enjoy the process and the results. This is a great mask for days I want to look or feel extra pretty in my own skin, as well as days I want to calm and nourish my skin, typically after a harsher acne related treatment or a day I might have been not so nice to my skin.
Overall, I give this mask 2 enthusiastic thumbs up. It’s a great mask that even my adult acne-prone skin can handle with amazing results. You can find the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask on the First Aid Beauty Website as well as at Ulta and Sephora. The mask costs $38 for 1.7 oz.